US Vice President Joe Biden has congratulated Iraq's President Fouad Massoum on the nomination of a new Prime Minister.
In a readout of a phone call between the two, the White House said the Vice President "commended [Massoum] for meeting this key milestone and reiterated President Obama’s repeated calls for the timely creation of a new, more inclusive government".
He added that President Obama is keen to "boost coordination" with the Iraqi administration to "roll back gains by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant".
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.